I was told by Wayne at Forest River that I should call Lippert which I did but right before hanging up he said " if I were u I would remove the shims before going in for service or your dealer might void your frame warranty" it went in for service and the dealer literally couldn't fix the real problems let alone notice the landing gear being straight. A buddy of mine with a Montana which is heavier and he simply used washers 4 on the top bolt 3 on the next bolts down 2 and none on the bottom and his looks and works fine also. No braces needed on his.
Unfortunately this is just another example of the lack of R and D in the RV industry solving one issue causes another and so on and so on. For me it started as a cosmetic issue then after a little thought And research I didn't want the lateral loading on the seals or cylinder body so I resolved it to MY liking.
Hope this helps
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